Here's a very cool thing indeed. Over on DeviantArt, someone going by the name of ComputerSherpa has put together a Periodic Table of Storytelling. I've included a small image in this post, but you really need to click on the link and see the chart in its full splendour. The table is based on the … Continue reading The Periodic Table of Storytelling and Cultural Gender Bias
A couple of days ago, Bitch Media published their recommended list of 100 Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader which -- at the time -- included Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan. I've long admired Margo's short fiction and was very impressed by Tender Morsels, her first novel, in which she retells the "Snow White, … Continue reading Tender Morsels not for Feminists?
That might has well have been the headline for this Daily Mail article about the problems with anonymous reviews over at Amazon. Essentially, the story is: Alongside details of a book for sale, the [Amazon] website offers supposedly independent verdicts from customers, including a rating of from one to five stars. However, rival publishers are … Continue reading Cattiness over at Amazon
A thought-provoking post over at Cat Valente's blog about our fascination with the end of the world and our need to be part of a story: No one wants to miss out. On the End Times, on the Singlarity. On Peak Oil, which I see certain folk talking about in the same eager terms, looking … Continue reading Is that a link I see before me?